Spanish Jewelry Maker’s Marks

Bagués
Barcelona
Spain
e. 1917
Bagués

Specialties

  • Bagués e. 1917 – Barcelona
  • Bagués i Bagués e.1927 – Calle San Pau

1948

  • New branch in the Ramblas.

1950

  • New branch in the Passeig de Gracia.

Currently

  • Bagués-Masriera.
Capdevila Massana, Manuel
Barcelona
Spain
e.1918
  • Joaquim Opened a shop in Barcelona c.1918
  • Taught Manuel the profession ”bijoutier-joaillier”
  • Manuel was a jeweler and a painter.
Carrera y Carrera
Spain
e.1885
Official website
Full article on AJU

Specialties

  • Historically: Jewelers to society & aristocracy
  • Known for fine workmanship and sculptural design

 

Dali
Spain
(1904 - 1989)
Full article on AJU

Specialties

  • Made Jewelry to Protest the Emphasis on Cost of Materials vs Design in Jewelry
  • Quote: My object is to show the jeweler’s art in true perspective – where the design and craftsmanship are to be valued above the material worth of the gems, as in Renaissance time.

Surrealist Design

  • First jewelry pieces commissioned by Eric Ertman of Finland.
Feliu Via, Manuel
Spain
(1931 - )

Specialties

  • Artisan Jeweler

Studied under

Mainar, Montserrat
Barcelona
Spain
(1928 - )

Specialties

Masriera, Lluis
Barcelona
Spain
(1872-1958)

Specialties

1839

  • Masriera firm founded in Barcelona by Lluis’ grandfather.

1872

  • Masriera y Hijos

1886

  • Masriera Hermanos

1888

  • International Exposition, Barcelona.
  • Gold Medal.
  • Influenced by Lalique.

1889

  • Lluis studied enameling at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva.

1895-1910

  • Artistic Alphabet designed.

1900

  • Centennial Exhibition reportedly influenced Masriera to melt his stock and start again in the French Art Nouveau style.

1915

  • Partnered with jeweler Carreras to form Masriera Hermanos y Joquin Carreras, later Masriera i Carreras.

Currently

Picasso, Pablo
Spain
(1881-1973)

Specialties

  • Artist
  • Jewelry executed in 23k gold.
  • Jewelry produced in editions of 20.
Sunyer I. Clara, Ramon
Barcelona
Spain
(1889-1963)

Specialties

  • Jeweler.
  • Silversmith.
  • Studied with his father, Josep Sunyer i Parera (1850-1919).
  • Became a premier jeweler of the Noucentisme – a Catalan cultural movement formed as a reaction against Modernisme.
  • Designed Liturgical objects for churches.

1925

  • Exhibited at the Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, Paris.

1936

  • Sixth Milan Triennal.

Taught at

  • Escola d’Arts i Oficis.

Founded

  • Amics de l’Art Liturgic.
  • Amics de Gaudi.

Lead

  • Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc.
Sunyer, Oriol
Barcelona
Spain
(1923-?)

Specialties

  • Contemporary jewelry designer.
  • Apprenticed with his father Ramon Sunyer